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March 2017 Archives

More than 600 drivers arrested over St. Patrick's Day weekend

Drunk driving is a serious problem in Colorado and across the United States. Accidents caused by a drunk driver are completely avoidable. When someone makes the decision to engage in drunk driving, they put their lives and the lives of others at risk. A St. Patrick's Day crackdown on drunk drivers in Colorado led to over 600 arrests.

Turbulence leads to injury for airline attendants

Airline attendants have many occupational risks not faced by other industries. Air travel is considered fairly safe, but there are conditions which cause working conditions to be unsafe. Turbulence, the air movement that causes a bumpy ride, may be uncomfortable and inconvenient for passengers, but it is highly dangerous for flight attendants. Most incidents of turbulence occur when the plane is above 30,000 feet, but it can occur even when the sky is clear and the plane is below 30,000 feet

What benefits are included under Colorado's workers' compensation law?

If this is your first time reading about workers' compensation, you are not alone. Most people do not think about workers' compensation benefits until they've been injured. Here is what you need to know about workers' compensation benefits in Colorado.

Motorcyclist killed when pickup truck driver runs stop light

Motorcyclists have a reputation as risk-takers, or even as outlaws. When motorcyclists are injured in traffic accidents, many people may assume they were somehow at fault. In fact, huge numbers of accidents in which motorcycle riders are injured are caused by the driver of another vehicle.

Colorado workers empowered by OSHA and workers' compensation

It is in the best interest of employers that their workforce remains healthy and strong. And of course, it is also vital that employees have the safest work environment possible. For these reasons, the federal government has specific mandates that help ensure worker safety. And the primary regulator of workplace safety requirements is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Can I get workers' compensation for carpal tunnel syndrome?

In Colorado, workers' compensation is available for workers who get injured on the job or suffer from a work-related condition. Repetitive stress injuries are among the most typical work-related conditions. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common repetitive stress injury that often results from regular computer use or repetitive tasks with similar motions.

What should you do immediately following an accident?

As we all know, accidents can happen to any person at any time, anywhere. So what are the things to do immediately following an accident? First and foremost is the safety and well-being of everyone involved in the accident. Make certain everyone in your party is accounted for and safe, and check on others involved in the accident. If you believe a spine or neck injury may have occurred to one of the victims, do not move them unless they are in immediate peril.

Why truck accidents are often catastrophic

Many of us are on the roads so often that we may take trucks for granted. There is no doubt that trucks play an enormous role in our society, transporting everything from furniture and appliances, construction, supplies and almost all the food and produce we see on the grocery shelves each and every. But if you step back and consider that nearly every aisle of every store is stocked with products that were brought to the store via truck, you can see that adds up to a lot of product.

MADD fears proposed bill could encourage drunk driving

Data compiled by the Colorado Department of Transportation reveals that last year, 196 people lost their lives in drug or alcohol-related crashes. And CDOT also says that every day an average of 77 motorists are arrested for driving while impaired. And to deal with this issue, the agency has mounted a campaign emphasizing the severity of the penalties that could be imposed on drunk drivers.

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